September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library values learning, openness and inclusion and the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room team feels a Library card is the key to each of those things!
Library Card Sign-Up Month began in 1987 when the Secretary of Education, William Bennett, expressed the importance of every child having (and using) a library card.
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month, too. Although our collection is non-circulating (meaning patrons cannot check books out and take them home), we have digital resources that enable you to conduct genealogical and historical research from the comfort of your own home.
The evolution of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cards
Below, you can find a list of our personal favorite digital resources:
- Ancestry Library Edition*
- Charlotte Observer Newspaper Database
- Daily Life Through History
- Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
- Heritage Quest
- Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Database
- HistoryMakers Digital Archive
- Library Science Database (Proquest)
- NCPediaPolitical Science Database (Proquest)
- Research Companion (Proquest)
- Social Science Database (Proquest)